Tuesday, October 11, 2011

My Pumpkin - Halloween Layout

Hello everyone.  Thank you to all those who left comments and emailed me their condolences.  It means a lot.  Yesterday I visited Stuck On U Sketches and I came across one of their sketches and I was inspired to create.  My kiddos love to make Halloween crafts and for the last couple years we create different things during this time of year.  I'm not big about carving pumpkins and my kids are too young, so I've found the best alternative - crafting pumpkins!!  Two years ago we created all the pieces and then last year I found these pieces, like "Mr. Potato Head" parts to use for pumpkins and MJ had a blast putting different silly faces on the pumpkin.  I've been meaning to scrap these pictures and I figured I could flip the sketch and make it work.

Here is the original sketch:

My title is from Mini Monsters...

After working on it, I realized I needed to write the story behind the photos, but I didn't want to take away from the page I had already created, so I decided to hide my journaling by adding an interactive element.  So the eye that peeks out from the picture is actually a pull out tab.  
Pull the eye and.....Ta-da!

  One of the blogs I follow, Chloe & Her Clip on Koalas, had a super great layout that opened up completely to reveal all the pictures - it was great!  You can check it out HERE.  So I used her technique here on this layout which I'm also entering in the Whimsical Wednesday's Challenge "Whimsical Wizards".

Finally, this week's Wacky Wednesday Challenge over at the More Than Favors Blog is a color challenge using the colors black, orange, purple and green which is what I used on this layout.

I'm also linking this up here:
Cooking with Cricut - Anything Goes
You Had me @ Craft - Link Up Party

As always, thanks for stopping by!
Be sure to come back tomorrow for another project!


  1. Adorable page! Love your photos .. so cute .. great use of the sketch! So sorry to red about your gRandma, so we are glad that you found time to play along!

  2. Great LO, Leinad! Great use of the sketch. Thanks for linking up at Cooking With Cricut this week.

    ~ Jen, CWC Design Team

  3. That is a fab layout and such a great idea with the kids decorating the pumpkins..never thought of that and all those carving tools can be dangerous..
    I want to thank you for playing both S.O.U.S and at Whimsical Wednesdays :)

  4. This is such a cute layout! I also love those little pieces to do the faces on pumpkins. My younger kids love to use those while my older kids are carving their pumpkins. Great job on the challenge and thanks for playing with us at Whimsical Wednesday. :)

  5. that title work is awesome!! love what you did with the sketch :) thanks for playing with us at SOUS :)

  6. WOW your layout is FANTASTIC!I LOVE all the great details,SUPER job!Thank you so much for playing along with us at Whimsical Wednesday!!:)

  7. Great layout Leinad, loving the photo's and the pumpkin pieces are a great idea - a different face every day.... LOL. The colours are fab and the title is perfect. Thanks for joining us at SOUS... Hugs x

  8. What a treat to see you use the hiding technique! That eye is the perfect way to draw someone to look for the hidden element! Love your work as always. The colours are so gorgeous and what a ceeeeute pumpkin that is in the pic. Thanks for playing along with our wizards this week at Whimsical Wednesday. x

  9. This is REALLY awesome!
    I love the way you've flipped the sketch but the best thing...
    Those photos! Oh my!
    What a sweet heart...and just the best memories to scrap! Love it!
    Super glad you shared this with us at SOUS!

    Hugs, Leah

  10. Such a fantastic LO! I lOVE the colors you have used, and the title totally pops. I need to visit that cart and check that out. What fabulous photos too..OMG, thank you so much for a great idea to decorate a pumpkin. I am so excited to try it out. So super cool that you used Chloes hiding technique. I LOVE it. Thank you for playing along with us at Whimsical Wednesdays. Hugs!


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